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[Childs, Ralph S.]
Sutherland to Herbert Hoover
1917 August 10
Letter of introduction for Childs, who seeks clerical position with Commission.

Chilton, William E. to Sutherland
1915 January --
New Year's wishes [card]

Sutherland to W.E. Chilton
1915 January 7
Reciprocates New Year's wishes.

Chittum, J.A. to Sutherland
1913 February 15
Requests clarification of terms in contract with Roane and Whitesel for gas drilling on John B. Yates farm.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1913 February 24
Robb will arrange meeting with Roane on gas contract. Expects to retain interest in all four wells.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1914 June 12
Request reply to Robb's letter. Investment of 3,000 has yielded no returns. Request six-month production report.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1914 June 17
Believes he and Robb are entitled to progress reports. Hope Chittum will be able to sell the Yates leases.

Chittum, J.A. to Sutherland
1915 July 14
Unable to find buyers for Yates property. May sell to Hope Gas Company at a loss.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1915 July 19
Will confer with Robb about sale of Yates property. Requests full statement of production, income, and expenses.

Chittum, J.A. to Sutherland
1915 July 20
Provides general production information. Production falling off; encourages him to sell. Full statement would be quite lengthy. Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1915 August 3
Agrees property should be sold but would like full statement for files.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1915 August 17
Acknowledges receipt of statement. Has forwarded information to Robb. Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1915 August 20
Encloses written authorization for sale [copy follows]. Requests breakdown or proceeds once sale is completed.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1915 October 25
Requests information about suit against them in Chancery court, progress on sale of Yates property.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1915 November 17
Has yet to receive explanation of bill in chancery.

Chittum, J.A. to Sutherland
1915 November --
Blocked in sale of Yates property by G.G. Barr, who holds two shares. Can only remove Barr via chancery suit for sale of property. Will protect interest of Sutherland and Robb.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1915 November 24
Expresses thanks for explanation.

[Chittum,J.A.]
Stathers, B.S. to Sutherland
1915 December 11
Encloses copy of prayer from Chittum's bill, in which he requests sale of Yates property and distribution of proceeds to investors.

Sutherland to J.A. Chittum
1916 October 2
Has received two small checks from county commissioner. Inquires whether these are proceeds of property sale or gas lease. Inquires about election in Lewis Co.

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[Chokatos, Nicholas]
Watkins, Joseph J. to Sutherland
1917 December 26
Requests assistance in having Chokatos transferred back to his original calvary unit.

[Chokatos, Nicholas] Sutherland to Joseph J. Watkins
1917 December 28
Chokatos should make application to commanding officer for transfer.

Sutherland to George B. Chorpening
1914 August 21
Gives date of next meeting of state board of trade. Requests meeting for Good Roads committee, Chorpening's suggestions for committee report.

Chorpening, George B. to Sutherland
1914 August 27
Will attend Board of Trade meeting suggest Tourism as major revenue source provided roads are improved via prison labor and monies from license fees. Sutherland to George B. Chorpening
1914 August 28
May not be possible for committee to meet before board meeting.

Sutherland to George B. Chorpening
1914 September 22
Encloses recommendations of A.D. Williams, chief road engineer.

Chorpening George B. to Sutherland
1914 September 26
Endorses William's recommendations.

Sutherland to George B. Chorpening
1914 September 30
Acknowledges letter of September 26.

Sutherland to George B. Chorpening
1915 October 4
Requests ideas for Good Roads committee report.

Chorpening George B. to Sutherland
1915 October 6
Will attend Board of Trade meeting and suggests committee meet on previous day.

Sutherland to George B. Chorpening
1915 October 8
Plans committee meeting for first day of Board of Trade meeting.

Sutherland to Christi, -------
1912 May 23
Sending one hundred campaign cards under separate cover. Requests he "post them as conspicuously as possible" in Morgantown and send a bill for his service.

[Christian Herald]
Waters, Theodore to Sutherland
1917 July 24
calls his attention to discriminatory passage in house bill for postage increase which would exempt only religious publications owned by denominations.

[Christian Herald]
Sutherland to Theodore Waters
1917 July 25
acknowledges receipt of July 24 letter.

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[Citizens National Bank]
Stalnaker, A.J. to Sutherland
1915 December 29
Returning $500 note with request that it be re-dated and made payable after 120 days. Expect note on Allegheny Sportsmen Association to be paid.

[Citizens Trust and Guaranty Co.]
1916 July 25
Heaton, George D. to Sutherland Inquires about status of Glady Fork Lumber Co. case.

Sutherland to Citizens Trust and Guaranty Co.
1916 July 28
Sutherland's secretary acknowledges letter of July 25.

Sutherland to Citizens Trust and Guaranty Co.
1916 August 23
Expects case to be settled soon. Suggests they contact D.H.H. Arnold.

[Citizens Trust & Guaranty Co.]
Peterkin, W.G. to Sutherland
1916 August 24
Will contact Arnold and urge speedy settlement of suit.

Sutherland to City Clerk, Elkins
1914 March 16
Requests explanation for paving bill (with interest) charged against his Davis Avenue lot.

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Clark, George O. to Sutherland
1912 March 22
Is working for W.V. Pulp and Paper Co. in Cass. Supports Roosevelt for office.

Sutherland to George O. Clark
1912 March 23
Discusses Taft - Roosevelt candidacies.

Clark, John Brittan to Sutherland
1915 December --
Invitation to worship at First Presbyterian Church while in Washington.

Sutherland to John Brittan Clark
1915 December 10
Expresses thanks for the invitation.

Sutherland to P.E. Clark
1915 November 16
Encloses six pictures from Mahan. Requests he select one and send remainder to Gulland and King.

Clark, Ruth to Sutherland
1913 January 3
Requests numerous Department of Agriculture bulletins and food preparation.

Sutherland to Ruth Clark
1913 January 14
Requests she inform him if Agriculture bulletins do not come within reasonable time.

Clark, Ruth to Sutherland
n.d.
Expresses thanks for bulletins.

[Clark Samuel L.]
1917 November 20
Wertz, W.W. to Sutherland Requests assistance in having Clark discharged from army because of his dependent mother.

[Clark Samuel L.]
1917 November 22
Sutherland to W.W. Wertz Clark must apply to commanding officer for discharge and show proof of dependency.

Clark, Walter E. to Sutherland
1915 June 10
Expresses thanks for reprinting editorial from Herald Dispatch. Will announce political intentions when ready.

Sutherland to Walter E. Clark
1915 June 26
Expresses thanks for subscription to and commendation of Charleston Mail.

Clark, Walter E. to Sutherland
1915 August 18
Acknowledges letter of June 26.

Sutherland to Walter E. Clark
1915 August 21
Requests his views on public opinion of Hatfield and White for Senate seat.

Clark, Walter E. to Sutherland
1917 July 11
Requests he intercede with Postal Service to have local mail put on trains leaving Charleston in afternoon as well as in the morning.

[Clark, Walter E.]
Sutherland to Otto Praegar
1917 July 13
Forwards Clark's letter of July 11. Requests he look into the matter.

Sutherland to Walter E. Clark
1917 July 13
Has contacted Otto Praegar, second assistant postmaster general, about Clark's complaint.

[Clark, Walter E.]
E.R. White to Sutherland
1917 July 17
Will investigate the unsatisfactory mail service complaint from Clark.

Sutherland to Walter E. Clark
1917 July 18
Encloses letter from Otto Praegar who notes that local mail is now being dispatched on train 18.

Sutherland to Clark, Walter E.
1917 August 3
Encloses a letter from Otto Praegar, Second Assistant Postmaster General - dated August 2.

Clark, William H. to Sutherland
1918 January 26
Requests support for bills that would increase salaries of steamboat inspectors and clerks.

Sutherland to William H. Clark
1918 January 28
Will give matter his consideration.

[Clarksburg Country Club]
1915 June
Willison, Frank A. to Sutherland Invitation to country club.

[Clarksburg Country Club]
1915 June 12
Sutherland to Frank A. Willison Will accept invitation if possible.

[Clarksburg Telegram]
1912 September 16
Devine, James J. to Sutherland Invites him to place campaign advertisement in the Telegram.

Sutherland to Albert W. Clary
1912 September 17
Invites him to meet with Board.

Sutherland to Ruth Clay
1918 February 2
Will give postal zone rate system his attention.

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[Clearfield and Cambria Coal Co.]
Thompson, W.H. to Sutherland 1915 November 22
Expresses thanks for coal analysis but company is not interested in Sutherland's property.

[Clermont, Fla.]
S.H. Bowman to Sutherland
1917 October 1
Inquires about status of proposed government cantonment in Florida.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Sutherland to S.H. Bowman
1917 October 3
Will give matter his attention and support.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Bowman S.H. to Sutherland
1917 October 20
Requests his assistance as member of the Naval Affairs Committee in selecting Florida site for cantonment. Describes involvement of prominent West Virginians in Lake Highlands Co. which owns Florida land.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Neal, George I. to Sutherland
1917 October 22
Urges selection of Clermont site over those in Alabama and on the East Coast.

[Clermont, Fla.]
1917 October 23
Sutherland's Secretary to George I. Neal Sutherland's secretary acknowledges letter of Octoberober 22 in Senator's absence.

[Clermont, Fla.]
1917 October 24
Sutherland to S.H. Bowman
Sutherland's secretary acknowledges letter of October. 20 in Senator's absence.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Corbly, S.J. to Sutherland
1917 October 24
Requests Sutherland's assistance in securing government cantonment at Clermont.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Sutherland to Corbly, S.J.
1917 October 27
War Dept. is not planning any more cantonments under current appropriation.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Sutherland to S.H. Bowman
1917 October 27
War Department has shelved plans for additional cantonments. May come up during next session of Congress.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Bowman, S.H. to Sutherland
1917 October 29
Expresses thanks for his support of Florida site.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Bowman, S.H. to Sutherland
1918 January 4
Urges him to confer with Senator Fletcher re: status of Florida site.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Sutherland to S.H. Bowman
1918 January 8
Has met with Fletcher, who indicated War Department has no immediate plans for cantonment.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Bowman, S.H. to Sutherland
1918 January 29
Requests he meet with Florida attorney, Harry C. Duncan, who will be in Washington. Clermont site supported by Jacksonville and Tampa Boards of Trade.

[Clermont, Fla.]
Sutherland to S.H. Bowman
1918 February 1
Will meet with Duncan and render any assistance possible.

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Cline, Alice to Sutherland
1917 August 2
Requests release of her son from service.

Sutherland to Alice Cline
1917 August 3
Her son must apply to his commanding officer for release and provide proof he is his mother's sole support.

Cline, S. Page to Sutherland
1917 August 3
Requests address of wood purchasing agent for government.

Sutherland to S. Page Cline
1917 December 20
Encloses Depot Quartermaster's address.

Sutherland to B.M. Clinedinst
1913 March 17
Inquires whether article concerning Sutherland was ever published.

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Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1912 March 6
Has been urged to run as congressman- at-large, but will not run against O.F. Teter unless party approves it.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1912 May 24
Expresses thanks for his support.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1912 November 7
Congratulations on election.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1912 November 12
Expresses thanks for congratulations.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 February 3
Describes holding of Highland Orchard Co. Urges him to purchase several shares of recently issued stock. Offers 5% commission if Sutherland will act as broker.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 February 8
Will probably take fifty shares and sell an additional fifty. Little money available at Elkins banks, possibly because of senatorial race.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 February 10
[Same text as reply of Februaryruary 8,
1913]

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 February 11
Pleased Sutherland will invest in Highland Orchard. Charley Light to take 30 shares. Inquires whether he is "tired of Conditions at Charleston."

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 February 12
Requests complete financial statement for Highland Orchard. Knows two possible investors in Washington.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 February 14
Will welcome Sutherland's friends as investors. Describes financial position of orchard.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 February 15
Has little available cash following campaign, but is interested in orchard proposition.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 February 24
Requests clarification of discrepancy in number of trees in orchard. Washington investors most interested in proposition. Asks his opinion of Goff's election.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 March 3
Maintains higher figure in tree count is correct. Urges him to invest, as others are interested. Agrees that Goff was "the very best thing that could have happened for the party and state."

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 March 11
He and Robb wish to examine orchard together. Washington investors may not have affairs in order in time to enter Clohan's proposition.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 March 12
Washington investors forced to withdraw. He and Robb will look at property later in week. Expect to take up to $10,000 worth of stock. Inquires about possible funding by Marchtinsburg banks.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 March 14
Expresses thanks for 50 shares of stock Clohan has held. Inquires about additional shares.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 March 14
No money available in Martinsburg. If Sutherland takes $10,000 in shares, would only need to fund half that amount the first year and 25% thereafter. Has been no preferred issue.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 March 17
Expects to take remainder of stock. Will look over property in two week's time.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 April 2
Roads not damaged by floods. Requests advance notification of Sutherland's arrival.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 April 4
Had hoped to stop that week, but Robb delayed by other business. Has asked Harding, the architect, to discuss proposition with Clohan. Had made arrangements in Parkersburg for loan, but recent flooding may alter plans.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 April 8
Still awaiting Robb's arrival. Is "practically satisfied" with proposition, but desires Robb's approval. Harding believes orchard's distance from railroad a disadvantage.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 April 24
Has suggested Robb go on to Martinsburg to examine orchard. Some money still available in Parkersburg and Wheeling, but arrangements can be made elsewhere if necessary.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 May 2
Has had no reply from Robb, who may be visiting his Kentucky interests. Reluctant to enter proposition without Robb as Sutherland lacks sufficient capital.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 May 7
Robb will be in Martinsburg at week's end. Expects to join him no later than Saturday morning.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 May 24
Has examined orchard with Robb. Both would like to invest, but money no longer available in Parkersburg. Would be happy to purchase unsold stock later, but do not expect Clohan to keep his offer open.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 May 28
"Surprised and...disappointed" by Sutherland's decision. Urges him to take a few thousand shares. Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 June 2
Will take stock "if the money situation should ease up." Inquires whether son of a friend could be employed at Highland Orchard. If so, friend might purchase all outstanding shares.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 June 7
Only workers' jobs available at Highland. Suggests his friend consider 65-acre orchard previously described where "he could be his own boss."

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1913 June 9
Will try to interest friend in Clohan's properties. Has been hospitalized with eye trouble for a week.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1913 September 13
Requests he wait until Aprilil to view orchard when roads will be better. Will hold 50 shares for him at 20% less than original stockholders paid.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1914 May 3
Urges him to bring Robb to Berkeley County "to see the apple bloom." Offers a bargain on Highland property.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1914 May 4
Does not know if he can leave Washington, but will try. "This war business is keeping everybody anxious and unsettled."

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
1915 June 17
Urges how to run for Congress. Berkeley County economy has been depressed since
1912. Hopes for upturn soon though Va. Debt question may keep investors away. Still has $3,000 stock unsold in Highland property, urges him to take at least 5 shares.

Sutherland to Alex Clohan
1915 June 18
Announcement of candidacy was "premature and unauthorized." Has been urged to run for Senate or governor's office, but prefers to remain in Congress. Requests his assessment of Berkeley County sentiments. Unable to buy any orchard stock at present.

Clohan, Alex to Sutherland
n.d.
[second page of letter describing orchard properties available; two copies follow]


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Coal and Coke Railway Co. to Sutherland
1915 August 2
Encloses freight bills. Request check to cover same.

[Coal and Coke Railway Company]
Sutherland to A.A. Poling
1915 August 5
Encloses payment for freight bills. Thinks the advanced charges on longer bill too high-request a check of rate book; one copy follow.

C.W. Pinney, Coal and Coke Railway Co.
1915 August 7
From Sutherland [unsigned] Feels he has been charged too much for recent shipment of material. Wants to know if fee for shipping is correct.

[Coal and Coke Railway]
C.W. Pinney to Sutherland
1915 August 9
Will investigate shipment changes and will advise regarding same.

C.W. Pinney to Sutherland
1915 September 16
The rate charged on recent shipment is correct. Freight bill follows.

[Coal and Coke Railway]
A.A. Poling to Sutherland
1916 October 21
Encloses freight bill on two boxes of books. Request amount for same.

[Coal and Coke Railway]
Sutherland to A.A. Poling
1916 October 23
Sends payment for freight bill.

Sutherland to Fred Saward, Coal Trade Journal
1915 September 25
Request advertisement published in the next issue of Coal Trade Journal. Request a copy and printing statement.

[Coal Trade Journal]
Saward, F.E. to Sutherland
1915 September 28
Encloses copy of advertisement and cost for insertions.

Sutherland to F.E. Saward
1915 October 2
Request change in advertisement. Wants it published three times in Coal Trade Journal.

Sutherland to F.E. Saward
1915 November 3
Encloses check to cover bill for advertising.

Sutherland to F.E. Saward
1916 November 26
Wants advertisement discontinued, request statement for same.

[Coal Trade Journal]
Mahoney, J.P. to Sutherland
1915 November 30
Encloses bill for advertisement.

Sutherland to F.E. Saward
1915 November 30
Sends items concerning sale of T.B. Davis mine property concluded by him. Thinks it might be of interest to Coal Trade Journal readers.

Coalter, C.C. to Sutherland
1917 August 31
Seeks his aid in securing contract to feed government horses in Hinton. Will send names of proper officials he can contact regarding the matter.

Sutherland to C.C. Coalter
1917 September 5
Upon receipt of necessary information will take up with officials the matter concerning the contract.

C.C. Coalter to Sutherland
1917 September 17
Unable to locate proper army officials in charge of transporting animals over C&O lines to tidewater. Request his and Congressman Cooper's aid in obtaining same.

Sutherland to C.C. Coalter
1917 September 18
Conveys what data he could gather from the Quartermaster's Dept. in regards to feeding of government horses. Finds War Dept. ignorant on such details. Will send further info. that may be available.

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Cobb, W.H. to Sutherland
1911 February 4
Hopes he succeeds in passing house bill Elkins charter [Telegram]

Cobb, W.H. to Sutherland
1911 February 21
Seeks his aid in passage of the Randolph, Barbour special circuit bill.

Sutherland to W.H. Cobb
1911 February 23
Informs him of passage of the Randolph, Barbour special judicial circuit bill.

Sutherland to W.H. Cobb
1911 January 16
The Deer Creek property owned by the Hoffmans' is not for sale. Will be informed, if otherwise.

Cobbs, Rev. S.W. to Sutherland
1917 November 17
Seeks his help in securing preaching position at Camp Lee.

Sutherland to Rev. S.W. Cobbs
1917 November 19
Has asked Adjutant General to send him proper application form concerning chaplain position.

Cobbs, Rev. S.W. to Sutherland
1917 November 23
Has not received application form. Appreciates his help in securing chaplain position.

Sutherland to Rev. S.W. Cobbs
1917 November 27
Replies to his inquiry regarding the application form.

__________ to __________
1917 September 13
Note of introduction of Mr. & Mrs. L.W. Coberly of Elkins. Hopes they will be given permission to visit buildings and places of other interest.

Sutherland to S.L. Cobun
1912 March 6
Will become a candidate for congressman-at-large providing the party is not against another candidate running. Request his advice.

Cobun, S.L. to Sutherland
1912 March 7
Thinks he would carry county by large majority. Offers his help.

Sutherland to S.L. Cobun
1912 March 9
Is still considering running for office. Will advise him of his decision.

Sutherland to J.C. Cochran
1912 May 23
Seeks his support in contest for office.

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Sutherland to Charles G. Coffman
1912 March 5
Unless the party is against having another candidate, he will run for position. Request his advice on matter.

Coffman, Chas. G. to Sutherland
1912 March 6
Thinks he should run for office providing Teter & Montgomery can be induced not to run.

Sutherland to Chas. G. Coffman
1912 March 9
Teter said he is running, but understands he may change his mind. Dislikes entering race against Teter. Will advise him on situation.

Sutherland to Chas. G Coffman
1912 March 18
Understands the parties who are sued have the money, or the means to raise it and will pay off mechanics lien before case goes to trial.

Coffman, Chas. to Sutherland
1912 November 13
Congratulates him on magnificent victory.

Sutherland to Chas. Coffman
1912 November 15
Expresses thanks for recent letter. Extends his sympathy on death of his mother.

Sutherland to Chas. Coffman
1913 March 15
Request his aid in court suit involving him. Wants him to look after his interests.

Coffman, Chas. G. to Sutherland
1913 March 17
Replies to his letter concerning the suit of Hoffmeier, himself and others. Soon as bill is filed in court will notify him.

George H. Coffman to Sutherland
1917 November 27
Seeks his aid in establishing a rural route in Preston Co.

Sutherland to Geo. H. Coffman
1917 December 1
Suggest citizens interested in establishing rural route send a petition. Will gladly take matter up with proper officials. Is concerned with welfare of postmasters.

Coffman, Geo. to Sutherland
1918 January 29
People are rejoicing over Chamberlain's War Bill. Questions activities of several citizens in regard to coal order and sugar price.

Sutherland to Geo. W. Coffman
1918 February 2
Will contact him after hearing from Dr. Garfield on coal matter. No retail price fixed on sugar - retail dealers not to charge a profit of more than 1/2 per cent per pound.

Sutherland to Dr. H.A. Garfield
1918 February 2
Ask whether or not his coal order includes the cross-road retail store where owner digs under his own land and sells some. Requests a reply.

Sutherland to Geo. Coffman
1918 February 6
Encloses a letter from U.S. Fuel Administration which is explanatory [copy of letter follows]

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Sutherland to Mrs. Merl B. Cole
1916 February 17
Sutherland ancestry discussed. Offers family history.

Colebank. H.F. to Sutherland
1912 November 11
Congratulations on Tuesday's win.

Sutherland to H.L. Colebank
1912 November 13
Expresses thanks for his efforts during primary and campaign.

Colebank, H.F. to Sutherland
1918 January 1
On behalf of two Union Army veterans request his support in amending of bill concerning their pensions.

Sutherland to H.F. Colebank
1918 January 2
Replies to letter concerning Union soldiers pensions. Will give his utmost consideration to their welfare.

Sutherland to Dennis Coleman
1916 October 16
Acknowledges his letter concerning refund check.

Coleman, J.V. to Sutherland
1912 November 11
Seeks his aid in securing employment.

Sutherland to J.V. Coleman
1912 November 16
Will be glad to help locate him a job but do not know of any open at present since the Democrats have won and no doubt will claim all positions.

Coleman Rev. Wm. to Sutherland
1917 August 6
On behalf on the Baracca Entertainment Society, M.E. Church, request his aid in settlement of claim with Internal Rev.

[Rev. William Coleman]
Sutherland to Comm. Wm. H. Osborn
1917 August 8
Wants to know the status of the case involving the M.E. Church, Rainelle.

Sutherland to Rev. Wm. Coleman
1917 August 8
Replies to his letter concerning the tax over-charge by Internal Revenue.

[Rev. William Coleman]
Sutherland to Comm. Wm. Osborn
1917 September 24
Encloses Rev. Wm. Coleman's letter concerning over-charge for taxes. Request a reply.

Sutherland to Comm. Wm. Coleman
1917 September 28
Encloses letter from Comm. of Internal Revenue regarding tax problems.

[Rev. William Coleman]
Gates, David A. to Sutherland
1917 September 27
Replies to his letter concerning special tax liability involving Rainelle church.

[Rev. William Coleman]
Gates, David to Sutherland
1917 September 27
Acknowledges his letter concerning Rainelle church tax problem. Explains law regarding special tax and proper procedure on filing claim. Coleman, Rev. Wm. to Sutherland
1917 October 5
Has not heard from the tax authorities regarding their claim. Will leave matter up to him.

Sutherland to Rev. Coleman
1917 October 8
Acknowledges his letter dated October. 5 relative to Baracca Entertainment Society.

[Rev. William Coleman]
Sutherland to Comm. Gates
1917 October 8
Request he look into the Baracca Entertainment Society tax claim and advise him on status of case.

Sutherland to Rev. Wm. Coleman
1917 October 15
Encloses letter from Comm. Roper relative to the Baracca Entertainment Society [copy of letter follows]

Colerider, Clark to Sutherland
1912 -----
Will be honored to do everything he can to get him elected.

Colerider, Clark to Sutherland
1912 -----
Sends congratulations on election win.

Sutherland to Clark Colerider
1912 November 9
Thanks him for his assistance in recent primary and campaign. Offers his service to the people of Upshur Co.

Sutherland to G.H. Colket
1916 September 5
Conveys his sympathy to Mrs. Colket and other members of Keren family. Wants funeral arrangement schedules [telegram]

[Colliers Weekly]
Sutherland to Colliers Weekly
1914 September 8
Requests their report of his voting record.

[Colliers Weekly]
A.C.G. Hammesfahr to Sutherland
1915 October 18
Encloses article concerning Theodore Roosevelt published in Colliers Weekly.

[Colliers Weekly]
Sutherland to A.C.C. Hammesfahr
1915 October 21
Expresses his thanks for Colliers article.

Collier, P.F. & Son to Sutherland
1916 October 7
Inquires if he has received the five-volume set of books.

Sutherland to P.F. Collier & Son
1916 October 16
Due to busy campaign schedule is not certain if books have arrived. [2 copies]

O'Conner John to Sutherland
1916 December 4
After considerable delay secured receipt for set of books. Hope with enclosed card he can locate same.

Sutherland to P.F. Collier & Son
1916 December 6
Expects the books were sent to his Elkins residence.

Sutherland to Robert Collier
1916 December 23
Expresses thanks for the five volumes American Patriots and Statesman.

Sutherland to Aleysius Coll
1915 October 8
Expresses thanks for publishing article concerning Senatorial situation. Hopes to see him occasionally in order to talk situation over.

Coll, Aleysius to Sutherland
1915 October 12
If he decides to run for Senate, wants to publish announcement and detailed interview in Dispatch. Informs that his releases go to every newspaper in state.

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________ to Commercial Club of Elkins
1913 February 11
Securing location for state home of the Knights of Pythias.

[Commercial Club]
Marchtin, H.B. to Sutherland & others
1915 March 13
Their appointment as a committee to confer with Grafton people regarding locating a branch in Elkins.

[Commercial Club]
Sutherland to E.D. Talbott
1915 June 21
Encloses a letter from Thomas G. Brady along with data of the American Paper Can Co. Informs that some of existing plants might be interested if no individual is inclined to undertake the business.

[Commercial Club]
Sutherland to Thos. G. Brady
1915 June 21
Read the American Paper Can Co. material and will refer it to the Commercial Club for consideration. They (Club) have been working hard in getting industries to settle in their area.

Sutherland to E.D. Talbott
1915 June 26
Encloses letter from T.G. Brady dealing with proposition of American Paper Can Co. Due to existing financial situation thinks it would be difficult to interest anyone in the project.

Compton, J.M. to Sutherland
1912 June 20
Sends congratulations on his primary win. Offers his assistance on local area.

Conaway, W.H. to Henry G. Davis
1915 December 15
Thanks him for replying to his letter concerning his claim for fee & commissions in sale of the T.B. Davis Estate coal mine & plant. Discusses Mr. Sutherland's participation in the transaction.

Conley, Wm. G. to Sutherland
1910 December 23
Mailing him the 23rd Biennial Report of the Attorney General.

Sutherland to Wm. G. Conley
1912 December 14
Expresses his regret over the outcome of the election. Believes he will be better off attending to his own business.

Conley, W.G. to Sutherland
1915 December 4
Failed to locate him while in Elkins; several matters he wanted to discuss with him. Encloses newspaper article. Heard Hatfield plans to run for U.S. Senate.

Sutherland to Wm. G. Conley
1915 December 7
Expresses thanks for clipping-sorry he missed him in Elkins. Wasn't surprised Hatfield would be a candidate. Wonders if he has any survey of situation, and seeks advice with Hatfield & White in the race.

Conley, Wm. G. to Sutherland
1915 December 10
Discusses the political situation in the state. Believes it will take an united effort to defeat Hatfield's organization.

Sutherland to Wm. G. Conley
1915 December 11
Thanks him for his views on state political scene. Has been told by many that White cannot win over Hatfield.

Conley, Rollo J. to Sutherland
1917 October 30
He & several others will be in Washington on Friday. Request a meeting if he is in town. [telegram]

Sutherland to Rollo J. Conley
1917 October 31
Will be in town. Glad to see all of them. [telegram]

Sutherland to W.J. Conneway
1913 October 30
Received check to cover rent of the Conneway-Davis farm. He can have farm for next year on same terms & conditions.

Conrad, W.H. to Sutherland
1913 March 12
Request payment for taxes.

Sutherland to W.H. Conrad
1913 March 18
Encloses check covering corporation taxes of the town of Huttonsville against the Valley Company.

[Continental Trust Company]
Winfree, M.J. to Sutherland
1915 March 9
Encloses passbook & canceled vouchers from Continental Trust Co.

Sutherland to M.J. Winfree
1915 March 13
Acknowledge receiving passbook & vouchers.

Convey, Capt. to Franklin Marchtin
1917 October 12
As suggested, encloses formula for liniment. Discusses production, cost etc. Request his influence in getting government contract on same.

[Captain Convey]
Sutherland to Franklin Marchtin
1917 October 12
Hopes he will do all he can on behalf of Convey's request. Wants the results of Vaughn's investigation. Is doing all he can to have "Old Capt. Jim's Liniment" adopted by the U.S. Army.

Marchtin, Dr. Franklin to Sutherland
1917 November 24
Replies to his inquiry, on status of the investigation of Convey's liniment preparation.

Sutherland to Major Franklin Marchtin
1917 December 18
It is his understanding a report has been made by Columbia University to his office concerning "Old Capt. Jim's Liniment." Request their findings on same.

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Sutherland to W.J. Cook
1914 October 9
Replies to his inquiry concerning land he & three others own. Mr. Robb (one owner) and he will pay their share of due taxes but not C.W. Swisher's share. Wants to know amount due.

Sutherland to W.J. Cook
1916 September 28
Encloses check for taxes due on his share of Greenbrier Land Co. property. Has written C.S. Robb (co-owner) to contact Swisher about his one-third share.

Cook, Wm. to Sutherland
1913 November 6
Seeks his assistance in raising funds for Davis & Elkins College. Discusses amount needed & why

Sutherland to Wm. A. Cook
1913 November 12
Will contribute and help raise funds for college. Even though he plans on giving allotted amount does not want it to become a claim upon his estate in case anything should happen to him.

Cook, Wm. to Sutherland
1914 October 6
Executive Committee of Davis & Elkins college considered an immediate payment to prevent sale of college. Would like Sutherland to sign the note as well.

Sutherland to Dr. Wm. A. Cook
1914 October 9
Will sign the note if a sufficient amount of responsible names are added.

Cook, John W. to Sutherland
1912 November 7
Sends congratulations on his election win.

Sutherland to John W. Cook
1912 September 10
Hopes to get down to Wyoming County sometime during campaign.

Sutherland to John W. Cook
1912 November --
Thank you note for his kind letter. Offers his assistance to citizens of Wyoming County.

Cook, John W. to Sutherland
1914 November 28
Request Sutherland write to Governor on his behalf. Inquires if he would consider running for Governor in two years. Gives his views on state political scene. Hopes to see him at opening of W.V. Legislature.

Sutherland, Office of Secretary to John Cooke
1914 December 1
Congressmen is in Elkins. Will forward his letter of November. 28.

Cooke, John W. to Sutherland
1915 April 23
Wants to know "confidentially" if he is entering race for U.S. Senate. If in Charleston, wants to see him regarding matter about which he wrote.

Sutherland to John W. Cooke
1915 April 28
Expresses his views on the upcoming election. Is hesitant to run for office with doing some analysis of the political situation.

Cooke, John W. to Sutherland
1915 July 31
Heard "rumblings" that new political developments are happening in Elkins. Wants to be informed as soon as possible on matter. Wants to see him if in Charleston.

Sutherland to John W. Cooke
1915 August 5
Glad he landed a state job. Is still undecided on entering political race.

Cooll to Sutherland
1912 May 12
Reports on the quality and operation of coal on Big Creek. Suggest locating other locations which his company could handle.

Cooper, Edward to Sutherland
1914 November 11
Discusses results of recent election. Suggest a meeting between them & Moss to discuss re-districting. Offers congratulations.

Sutherland's Secretary to Edward Cooper
1914 November 12
Is forwarding his letter to Sutherland in Elkins.

Sutherland to Edward Cooper
1914 November 14
Thinks they better watch closely the re-districting matter. Wants to meet with him & Moss in Washington.

Cooper, Edward to Sutherland
1914 December 14
Sorry he cannot employ Miss Johnson as he recommended. Will meet with Moss & him as planned. Believes if they can agree on an arrangement for re-districting of the state they shall be able to put through a bill agreeable to them.

Sutherland to Edward Cooper
1914 December 18
States his views on the re-districting. Will go over the matter in detail when Moss & he arrived.

Cooper, Edward to Sutherland
1915 April 15
Discusses current state of Republican party and the loyalty of its members. Convention will be held in Washington next week. Taxes on coal, oil, and gas also mentioned.

Sutherland to Edward Cooper
1915 April 17
Agrees with him that Hatfield & Mann are sole candidates for U.S. Senate in Republican Party. Likes both men. Thinks Mann should make himself better known over the state. Believes it would be a disadvantage to the coal businessmen to enter into politics. Thinks program on taxation should be created before Legislature is called back into session.

Cooper, John to Sutherland
1912 February 5
Sends best wishes for his success. Republicans in his area favor Roosevelt.

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[Frank Copenhaver]
Sutherland to Captain A.D. Hathaway
1917 July 13
Case of Put. Frank Copenhaver interests him. Hopes he is granted liberal leave of absence before commencing active service. Hope he will do what he can for him.

Copenhaver, W. to Sutherland
1915 December 28
Received his telegrams. Due to lack of time unable to furnish any other style of cards. Sending same & hope they prove satisfactory.

Sutherland to R.B. Coplinger
1913 September 5
Statement for water used on his South Elkins property.

Sutherland to R.B. Coplinger
1913 October 25
Wants water bill sent to W.G. Wilson. Is not chargeable for Blaine Elkins' bill. Other bills can be sent to Miss Ross for water used at the Dailey property.

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Corbly, L.J. to Sutherland
1917 December 21
Convention being held by business men to make plans towards placing a fast freight of boats on Ohio River to do existing congested freight conditions. They aim to develop the Ohio River as dependable means of transportation. Data is needed in reference to possible passage of legislation which would protect the shippers and source where boats can be procured. Extends invitation to speak or write a letter relative to these subjects.

Sutherland to L.J. Corbly
1917 December 31
Delayed answering his letter because of his schedule. Wants to confer with Senator from Louisiana who is will versed on rivers & harbors. Will advise on matter after their meeting.

Sutherland to L.J. Corbly
1918 January 11
Seeks information on current state of convention.

Corder, A.T. to Sutherland
1918 -----
Heard the government has passed a law enforcing free gas consumers to pay 16 cents per 1,000. Wants to know if there is such a law. Wants copy of the agricultural report.

Sutherland to A.T. Corder
1918 January 21
Advise him that gas in not referred to in the recently enacted Revenue Laws.

Corder, W.D. to Sutherland
1912 March 25
Urges him to run again for State Senator. Thinks his "Good Road Movement" will aid him greatly.

Sutherland to W.D. Corder
n.d.
Appreciate his kind words. Is still giving much thought to the matter of running for office.

Sutherland to W.D. Corder
1912 November 13
Have part of the poll of Barbour Co. Will return it after copied the names.

Corder, W.D. to Sutherland
1915 August 14
I.A. Baughman, Democrat, has replaced old postmaster & Republican W.F. Reger at Berryburg. Can he do anything about it? Urges to Sutherland to run for Senate.

Sutherland to W.D. Corder
1915 August 16
Has taken the Reger matter up with Civil Service Comm. Will do all he can to help him. Discusses recent canvas made & results thereof. Would appreciate any further info. that would help him reach a conclusion on the matter.

Corder, W.D. to Sutherland
1915 September 9
Request copies of the proceeding against Judge A.G. Dayton. According to Editor W.E. Swan, who traveled to 3 counties, sentiment is 5 to 1 in Sutherland's favor. Hopes he is giving serious consideration to running for Senate.

Sutherland to W.D. Corder
1915 September 10
Encloses copies of the proceedings in Dayton impeachment case. Expresses appreciation for remarks concerning situation in Tyler, Wood & Cabell Co. Will be grateful for any data relative to him being a candidate.

Corder, W.D. to Sutherland
1915 September 15
Read announcement of his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Intelligencer. He & other men in Barbour Co. are ready to work for him.

Sutherland to W.D. Corder
1915 September 15
Has not announced his candidacy regardless of what the Intelligencer printed. Doesn't object to the publicity given to him by newspaper even though it misstates the case. Will soon announce his decision.

Corder, W.D. to Sutherland
1917 February 2
Asks if he would be interested in handling some "guilt edge" coal properties? Gives description of a 400 acre tract available for sale.

Sutherland to W.D. Corder
1917 February 5
Is interested in the 400 acres - request price, location & other pertinent data regarding same.

Sutherland to W.D. Corder
1917 February 22
Presume his suggestion on commission did not meet with his associate's approval. Will not have time for business matters - if comes in contact with anyone interested in the coal tract will let him know. Thinks there will be interest in such property in near future.

Corley, A.W. to Sutherland
1912 November 15
Informs him of corrections made in votes cast in Webster Co.

Sutherland to A.W. Corley
1912 November 16
Expresses his appreciation for correcting votes in Webster Co.

Corley, G.C. to Sutherland
1912 February 6

Cornman, R.H. to Sutherland
1915 December 6
Wants to know if he has coal mine available for leasing. Wants description.

Sutherland to R.H. Cornman
1915 December 18
Has no coal mine or coal lease that he wants to lease. Has property for sale.

Cornet, F.C. to Sutherland
1912 November 7
Sends congratulations.

Sutherland to J.C. Cornet
1912 November 11
Expresses thanks for his note.

Cornwell, Earl L. to Sutherland
1915 November 5
Extends invitation to Mrs. Sutherland & him to attend annual turkey roast given by Taylor & Preston counties mail carriers. Will publish in their newsletter any data he wants released. Hopes he announces his Senate candidacy soon.

Sutherland to Earl Cornwell
1915 November 8
Has accepted an earlier invitation, but would like to attend turkey roast. Would like to have Supt. of Boys Industrial School as one of his supporters but presumes he is for Gov. Hatfield. Asks if White is favored by voters. Will enter Senate race if strong support is shown; otherwise will become a candidate for Congress.

Sutherland to Earl L. Cornwell
1915 November 23
Appreciates the invitation, but unable to attend. Would like to meet with the rural carriers at a later date.

Cornwell, E.L. to Sutherland
1915 November 23
Sorry he is unable to attend dinner. Area farmers and railroad men favor him, while number of professionals are for White. Mr. Flesher favors Hatfield - says Sutherland wants to "fiddle on his own string too much."

Sutherland to E.L. Cornwell
1915 November 24
Appreciates his recent letter because it contains type of info. he likes to receive because it enables him to form an accurate opinion of the situation. Wants list of all rural carriers in W.Va.

Cornwell, E.L. to Sutherland
1915 November 26
Turkey roast was well attended. He can count on the support of the carriers. Advises him to contact W.D. Brown in Washington concerning list of carriers. Suggest he write his views on rural delivery and its needs. Will published same in newsletter. Hopes Brown becomes U.S. postmaster in future.

Sutherland to Earl L. Cornwell
1915 November 30
Will see Brown & discuss mail service. Might write something for his paper. Contact him if he can be of service.

Sutherland to John J. Cornwell
1911 September 16
Did not get to tell him goodbye before he left. Expresses his appreciation for handsome way he & members of South Branch Board of Trade treated him while in the valley.

Cornwell, John J. to Sutherland
1912 March 8
Send congratulations on election.

Sutherland to J.J. Cornwell
1912 November 9
Thanks him for note. Offers his service to him & his brother.

Cornwell, J.J. to Sutherland
1913 April 22
Encloses requested freight rates. Offers his service. Plans to be in Washington - will see him. Sorry his daughter has been ill [copy of rates follows]

Sutherland to J.J. Cornwell
1913 April 24
Thanks him for data regarding rates on lumber. Glad there are prospects of through rates being put in effect. Will be glad to see him.

Cornwell, J.J. to Loyal West Virginians
1913 August 22
Notice of 9th Annual Meeting of the State Board of Trade to be held in Bluefield. Hon. Sutherland, Gov. Hatfield & other prominent citizens will address topics relating to state's progress & development.

Sutherland to J.J. Cornwell
1914 January 12
Approves of his recent publicity events. Hopes to distribute agricultural facts in an organized publication. Discusses the purchase of orchards in area. Seeks his advice on the Banking and Currency Law.

Sutherland to J.J. Cornwell
1914 January 24
Have been expecting reply to his letter. Wants him to be frank & state exactly what he thinks of the new banking law. Also, wants to know if interested in placing any of his properties in a consolidation proposition. Believes money can be saved by purchasing wholesale supplies & in marketing of fruit. Would like his judgement on the matter.

Cornwell, J.J. to Sutherland
1914 January 26
Wrote earlier explaining neglect in answering his letter. Will stop in Washington in few days to discuss the matter.

Sutherland to J.J. Cornwell
1914 January 28
Wants to know when to expect him in Washington.

Cornwell, W.B. to Sutherland
1915 February 28
Expresses his thanks for book. Hopes he will be a candidate for governor. Expresses his views of political scene.

Sutherland to W.B. Cornwell
1915 March 2
Friends have suggested he become a candidate either for Governor or U.S. Senator. At present time trying to "hit present job a hard lick." Prefer legislative work, but so "darn poor" inclined to return to own business. Sessions prevent thinking of next year's program. Extends invitation to visit.

Cornwell, W.B. to Sutherland
1918 January 21
Discusses his construction of railroad running from Winchester, VA to Wardensville, WV, the potential lumber development nearby.

Sutherland to W.B. Cornwell
1918 January 22
Took up with Council of National Defense the matter concerning the lumber matter. Advises the Gov. is not manufacturing lumber & does not contemplate purchasing tracts of timber. Suggest agency to contact if he has lumber already manufactured which he wants to sell to the Gov.

Cornwell, W.B. to Sutherland
1918 January 23
Has no intention of selling timber - just wanted to inform Gov. people of the hard timber in locality. Needs assistance in building of the road - may need his help.

Sutherland to W.B. Cornwell
1918 January 24
Will be glad to see him & discuss matters. Appreciates the invitation to visit.

Corrick, D.L. to Sutherland
1912 November 2
Is in favor of him running for Congress. Will lend his support.

Sutherland to D.L. Corrick
1912 November 16
Expresses thanks for his support. Offers his service.

Corrick, W.J. to Sutherland
1912 November 22
Sending copy of newspaper Parsons Advocate containing tabulated vote of Tucker Co.

Sutherland to W.J. Corrick
1912 November 23
Thanks him for newspaper.

Corrin, John B. to Sutherland
1913 April 4
Hope Natural Gas Co. interested in purchasing Yates land in Lewis Co. - request a price on same.

Cortright, F.B. to Sutherland
1915 October 14
Request location & terms of Fairmont Mine which he is offering for sale.

Sutherland to Cortright Coal Co.
1915 October 19
Complies with their request concerning the mine for sale.

Cortright F.B. to Sutherland
1915 October 20
T.B. Davis property is not the kind of property their company is looking for.

Coryell, Jas. B. & Co. to Sutherland
1915 October 15
Request data regarding mine as advertised in Coal Trade Journal.

Sutherland to Coryell & Co.
1915 October 19
Sends requested info. concerning T.B. Davis property.

Coryell, Jas. B. to Sutherland
1915 October 20
Will give careful consideration to Davis property and let him know within week or two if they can take it over.

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Hendley, C.M. to Cosmos Club
1913 June 10
Recommends admitting Mr. Sutherland as Cosmos Club member.

Cossin, Senator G.W. to Sutherland
1912 March 5
Seeks his advice on becoming a candidate for congressman-at-large.

________, to Sutherland
1918 January 25
Encloses copy of their Cotton & Cotton Oil News which contains an appeal to Congress concerning the cotton market.

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Couchman, Howard to Sutherland
1917 December --
Request he consider giving rural mail carriers an increase in salary.

Sutherland to Howard Couchman
1917 December 6
Assures him of giving careful consideration to the rural mail carriers salary.

Coulson, Wm. to Sutherland
1915 December 2
Encourages him to become a candidate for Governor.

Sutherland to Wm. Coulson
1915 December 9
Is not interested in running for Governor. Is considering entering race for Senate or Congress.

Sutherland to C.C. Coulter
1912 November 30
Congratulates him on being elected to State Senate.

Sutherland to D.L. Coulter
1912 November 22
Expresses his thanks for his congratulatory letter. Offers his service.

Sutherland to Donald Coulter
1913 August 16
Replies to his inquiry concerning the coal company he recently organized. Will contact him if he decides to develop it.

Sutherland to Dr. W.G. Cowan
1913 September 8
Sorry he missed him while he was in Washington. Effie & he have found a house. Discusses some of their college classmates.

Cowen, Dr. W.G. to Sutherland
1913 September 16
Will continue his fight for the appointment. Discusses some of their old classmates. Sends best regards to Mr. Nickerson & Effie.

Sutherland to Dr. W.G. Cowen
1913 September 20
Is interested in his fight for appointment. Offers his service but doubts it will be needed with the "line up" of persons supporting him.

Cowen, W.G. to Sutherland
1913 October 17
Isn't certain when his appointment will be made. Would have enjoyed going over the past twenty-five years with him. Hope he has become acquainted with Mr. Jones there in Washington.

Sutherland to Hon. O.A. Jones
1913 October 22
Recommends Dr. Cowan for position of receiver of the Land Office.

Sutherland to Dr. W.G. Cowan
1913 October 22
Informs him of writing to O.A. Jones on his behalf. Invites him to visit next time in Washington.

Cowan, W.G. to Sutherland
1914 February 6
Discusses his appointment possibility. Received Nickerson's wedding announcement.

Nickerson to W.G. Cowan
1914 February 10
Informs him on Sutherland's investigations on strike conditions in Colorado. Appointment which he seeks will be announced soon. Discusses nomination procedure. Will wire him as soon as announcement is made.

Cowan, W.G. to Sutherland
1914 May 5
Likes his job with U.S. Land Office in Roswell. Saw in newspaper Boving quit Westminister.

Cowan, W.G. to Sutherland
1914 November 12
Discusses recent election - assumes from general trend he was elected to return to Congress. Has a very efficient clerk working for him.

Cowell, T.R. to Sutherland
1915 August 24
Invites him to attend annual meeting of Oil and Gas Producers' Association of WV. Hopes he will agree to take part in program.

Sutherland to Cowell, T.R.
1915 August 26
Accepts his invitation. Wants to know purpose and scope of meeting.

Cowell, T.R. to Sutherland
1915 September 25
Info. concerning their scheduled meeting. Will meet his train.

Sutherland to T.R. Cowell
1915 September 27
He will speak informally to the Association. Is familiar with problems of gas & oil business.

Cowgill, Grady to Sutherland
1917 November 20
Ask if act was passed by Congress in regard to the indebtedness of draftees. Wants data regarding draftees.

Sutherland to Grady Cowgill
1917 November 21
Advises him that Soldiers Civil Rights Bill did not pass and will come up this coming session.

Cowgill, Ira to Sutherland
1917 October 19
Wants him to use his influence toward obtaining for his cousin a promotion.

Sutherland to Ira V. Cowgill
1917 October 19
Will be glad to take matter up concerning job promotion for Myron Cowgill.

Sutherland to E.W. Van Metre
1917 October 19
Request promotion for M. Cowgill.

Cowgill, Ira to Sutherland
1917 October 20
Wants to know of progress in securing promotion for his cousin.

Sutherland to Ira Cowgill
1917 October 23
Will advise him on matter concerning his cousin.

Van Metre, E.W. to Sutherland
1917 October 23
Advises him to contact Chief Clerk, P.O. Dept. concerning salary increase for Myron G. Cowgill.

Sutherland to McArdle, Ruskin
1917 October 24
Request promotion for M. Cowgill if vacancy exists.

Sutherland to Ira Cowgill
1917 October 31
Encloses letter (copy) from Mr. McArdle concerning M. Cowgill.

McArdle to Sutherland
1917 October 29
Concerning M. Cowgill

Cowgill, Ira to Sutherland
1917 November 1
Looks like Civil Service rules are in way of his cousin receiving promotion. Wonders if they could outflank them.

Sutherland to Ira Cowgill
1917 November 5
Has made strongest possible representation on his cousin's behalf.

Cox, Dorothea to Sutherland
1911 March 24
Request his assistance in securing post office position at Huttonsville.

Sutherland to Dorothea Cox
1911 March 24
Wants to know if she has bookkeeping & accounting experience.

Cox, Dorothea to Sutherland
1911 March 25
Assures him of her ability to handle post office job.

Cox, Blizzard, Brady to Sutherland
1911 February 8
Hopes he will favor Senate Bill No. 75 and assist its passage.

Sutherland to Frank Cox
1911 February 13
Will give Senate Bill #75 careful consideration when it comes up for action.

Cox, O.W. to Sutherland
1917 August 14
Wants to know if there is any chance of getting government position as paymaster or clerk. Also if postmasters (3-4 class) are subject to military service.

Sutherland to O.W. Cox
1917 August 16
Informs him paymaster positions are filled to overflowing. Ruling on military exemption in regards to postmasters.

Cox, W.T. to Sutherland
1917 December 6
Encloses a resolution concerning increasing pensions of Civil War soldiers and widows.

Sutherland to W.T. Cox
1917 December 8
Will give careful consideration to resolution on behalf of soldiers.

Coyle, G.F. & others to Sutherland
1917 December 2
Sends their petition concerning several items up before Congress. [telegram]

Sutherland to G.F. Coyle
1917 December 3
Acknowledge their telegram.

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Sutherland to H.C. Cragg
1914 December 10
Informs him of mistake about statement sent him for motor.

Cramblet, Thos. E. to Sutherland
1915 April 27
Invites him to deliver an address at Bethany College.

Sutherland to Dr. T.E. Cramblet
1915 April 29
Will address the students providing his daughter's graduation from Vassar isn't scheduled on same day.

Cramblet, Thos. E. to Sutherland
1915 May 11
Is holding up their commencement programs until receiving a definite reply from him.

Sutherland to Dr. T.E. Cramblet
1915 May 13
Conflicting dates make it impossible to accept invitation. [telegram]

Sutherland to Dr. T.E. Cramblet
1915 May 13
Due to date conflict unable to attend Bethany's commencement program.

Cramer, C. William to Sutherland
1918 February 1
Invites him to deliver address at Order Knights of Pythias anniversary meeting.

Sutherland to C. Wm. Cramer
1918 February 4
Unable to attend meeting. [telegram]

Sutherland to C. Wm. Cramer
1918 February 4
Due to large number of matters pressing him in Washington, it will be impossible to attend meeting.

Bradley, Henry to Sutherland
1917 June 5
Recommends Cerelle & Wm. Craven for Civil Service positions. Hopes he will aid in securing jobs for them.

Sutherland to H.V. Bradley
1917 June 7
Replies to his letter concerning the Craven's desire to obtain jobs.

Sutherland to Civil Service Commission
1917 June 7
Request data concerning the rating & Civil Service standing of the Cravens who are seeking jobs.

Sutherland to H.V. Bradley
1917 June 15
Encloses copy of letter from Civil Service Commission relative to the Cravens [copy follows]

[Craven]
Sutherland to Civil Service Commission
1917 September 24
Second request for data concerning the rating of the Cravens.

[Craven]
Sutherland to H.N. Bradley
1917 October 17
Encloses a letter from J.A. McIlhenny relative to the Craven party [copy follows]

Sutherland to C.P. Crawford
1913 March 12
Has no Elkins house for rent.

Crawford, John M. to Sutherland
1917 July 25
Urges him to confer with Sen. Owen & well- informed oil men in Washington concerning the oil industry in U.S. Will appreciate anything he can do to get the industry straightened out in the eyes of the government.

Sutherland to John M. Crawford
1917 July 27
Will confer with Sen. Owen on oil industry matter.

Crawford, Jno.W. to Sutherland
1917 July 31
Acknowledges his letter of July 27th.

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Creager, W.A. to Sutherland
1917 September 11
Urges him to vote for the amendments to the Hayes Bill which will eliminate the acute shortage of one dollar bills.

Sutherland to W.A. Creager
1917 September 12
Will give careful consideration to the amendment to Hayes Bill.

Creager, W.A. to Sutherland
1917 September 14
Expresses his appreciation for his interest in the pending amendment.

Creech, L.T. to Sutherland
1912 January 23
Replies to his inquiry concerning South Florida real estate.

Sutherland to George Creel
1917 October 22
Request copies of "How the War Came to America."

[Viola Creque]
Noll, Allen B. to Sutherland
1917 August 27
Request his assistance in having Civil Service Examination papers reviewed & job located for Viola Creque.

[Viola Creque]
Sutherland to Allen B. Noll
1917 August 28
Will take matter up with Civil Service Comm. concerning Viola Creque.

[Viola Creque]
Gerhardt, L. DeW. to Sutherland
1917 August 27
Endorses the letter written by Mr. Noll regarding Miss Creque. Hopes he can help her.

[Viola Creque]
Sutherland to Louis Gerhardt
1917 August. 28
Will contact him as soon as he receives report from Commission regarding Miss Creque.

Sutherland to Civil Service Commission
1917 August 28
Request they examine Miss Creque's test papers.

Sutherland to Civil Service Commission
1917 September 24
Request they give attention to matter concerning Miss Creque.

[Viola Creque]
Sutherland to Allen B. Noll
1917 October 1
Encloses letter and revised report concerning Viola Creque [copy follows]

Noll, Allen B. to Sutherland
1917 October 2
Expresses thanks for his personal attention given to the Viola Creque matter.

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Sutherland to A.C. Crickard
1913 November 25
Request memorandum of the taxes of Valley Co. and a statement for his taxes.

Crickard, A.J. to Sutherland
1913 November 26
Encloses statement of his taxes.

Sutherland to A.J. Crickard
1914 June 12
Error made on his tax statement.

Crites, Vernon to Sutherland
1917 August 31
Request his assistance in obtaining a commission in military.

Sutherland to Vernon Crites
1917 September 1
Encloses application form for commission in Signal Corps & pamphlet on Aviation branch. Offers his assistance if he is interested in that particular Corps.

Crites, Vernon to Sutherland
1917 September 5
Wants him to recommend him for commission in Quartermaster Corps if vacancies become open. Also, for position in insurance field. Is not interested in Signal Corps branch.

Sutherland to Vernon Crites
1917 September 6
Informs of overfill of men for Quartermaster's Reserve Training Camp. Suggest he contact him in case insurance bill passes.

Crites, Vernon to Sutherland
1917 September 26
States his qualifications for position with newly-formed War-Risk Insurance Bureau. Wants to personally discuss matter with him.

Marchshall, John to Sutherland
1917 September 27
Vernon Crites has asked him to endorse his application for a Chief Deputy Commissioner position. Request his support in aiding Crites who he feels is qualified for the position.

Sutherland to Vernon Crites
1917 September 28
Offers his aid in securing an appointment as one of Chief Deputies to Comm. of Military & Naval Insurance. Will discuss matter with him.

Sutherland to John Marchshall
1917 September 28
Assures him of helping Crites secure appointment.

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Sutherland to E.L. Cronemeyer
1915 March 2
Discusses orchard business proposition made by his father. Feels it would be difficult to obtain funds to develop such an enterprise.

Sutherland to W.C. Cronemeyer
1914 March 2
Discusses the Morgan Co. Orchard position & difficulty he is having in financing his own operation. Will look into his proposal after Congress adjourns.

Cronemeyer, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 March 25
Feels confident that the starting of development on orchard plans would be beneficial to WV progress. Wants to arrange meeting with him to explain matter in detail.

Sutherland to W.C. Cronemeyer
1915 March 26
If possible will confer with him on orchard proposition, however, doesn't feel conditions are favorable for such operation.

Cronemeyer, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 April 3
Makes plans to meet Sutherland at Elkins within the next week. Seeks Sutherland's opinion on the Morgan county business.

Sutherland to W.C. Cronemeyer
1915 April 5
Will be glad to meet him on Thursday at Randolph Hotel.

Cronemeyer, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 April 12
Explains why he failed to meet Sutherland at the appointed time. Hopes to meet in the future.

Sutherland to W.C. Cronemeyer
1915 April 13
Found his article quite interesting & sorry plans have not been carried out. Personally, not interested in undertaking the financing of a proposition such as he proposes.

[W.B. Cross]
________ to D.C. Roper
1917 October --
Letter of recommendation of W.B. Cross for I.R.S. position.

Sutherland to D.C. Roper
1917 November 12
Request data be sent to Mr. Cross regarding applying for appointment as "Special Employee" in Internal Revenue Department.

Marchshall, R.E.L. to Daniel Roper
1917 November 13
Letter recommending Cross for position with I.R. Department.

McGovern, Joseph to D.C. Roper
1917 November 14
Recommends Cross for position with I.R. Department.

Carter, R.D. to D.C. Roper
1917 November 14
Recommends W.B. Cross for position with I.R. Department.

[W.B. Cross]
Pratt, H.R. to D.C. Roper
1917 November 14
Recommends W.B. Cross for position with I.R. Dept.

Greenbaum, Leon E. to D. Roper
1917 November 15
Recommends W.B. Cross for position.

Cross, W.B. to D. Roper
1917 November 15
Encloses letters of recommendations with his application for position of Special Employee.

Campbell, Wm. to Sutherland
1917 November 20
Encloses credentials referred to in their telephone conversation. Feels Cross well qualified for position. Thinks his endorsements should convince the Commissioner that he would be an asset to the staff.

Sutherland to William Campbell
1917 November 21
Endorses W.B. Cross for job.

Roper, Daniel to Sutherland
1918 January 19
Informing him of W.B. Cross appointment as Special Employee in I.R. Department.

[W.B. Cross]
Sutherland to Wm. Campbell
1918 January 21
Advises him of W.B. Cross appointment. Glad to have been of assistance in the matter.

Sutherland to Joseph Crouch
1913 January 4
Suggest he makes an eye appointment with Dr. Wilmer. Sorry to hear of his problems with his eyesight. Appreciates his telegram & good wishes.

Crouch, Lee to Sutherland
1913 April 9
Advises him on twenty dollar check he forgot to leave with bank.

Sutherland to Lee Crouch
1913 April 10
So busy packing forgot to leave check. Approves of way they handled the matter. Reference to Democrats.

Sutherland to Lee Crouch
1913 May 30
Encloses note on which he wants to borrow money.

Crouch, Lee to Sutherland
n.d.
Bank not in shape to handle his note. Bank loaned up to the "last notch" [reply written on bottom of Sutherland's letter]

Sutherland to Lee Crouch
1916 January 10
Obliged for the $25.00 check covering payment he had made to Swisher.

[Crowder, E.H.]
McCain, to Sutherland
1917 June 26
Acknowledges his request for data as to number of enlisted men in military service credited to WV & how it compares with enlistments from other states-referred letter to Provost Marchshall General.

Crowder, E.H. to Sutherland
1917 June 28
Replies to his request concerning WV enlisted men in military service. Comparison table (list) is not complete at present time.

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Sutherland to Cumberland Mattress Co.
1913 November 13
Request data regarding shipment of mattress they made over for him.

Cummins, James to Sutherland
1918 January 14
Request he look into a bill relating to outrageous prices being charged our officers for uniforms. Hopes he can help get matter corrected.

Sutherland to Jas. Cummins
1918 January 16
Will give careful consideration to the bill pertaining to the prices of officers uniforms.

Cummins, James to Sutherland
1916 January 18
Urges him to aid Jones Bill regarding price of officers uniforms.

Sutherland to James Cummins
1918 January 24
Advises he that has not studied the Jones Bill but will give it utmost consideration.

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Cundell, A.B. to Sutherland
1917 May 27
Request his aid in securing job with Civil Service Comm.

Sutherland to Arthur Cundell
1917 May 28
Will confer with Civil Service Comm. regarding his examination. Will contact him regarding outcome.

Sutherland to U.S. Civil Service Comm.
1917 May 28
Request data concerning Cundell's rating & standing.

McShenney, J.A. to Sutherland
1917 June 1
A.B. Cundell application on file. Will inform him (Sutherland) of his rating after results of examination determined.

Sutherland to Cundell
1917 September 10
Encloses letter from Pres. McIlhenney regarding his Civil Service application. [copy follows]

Cundell, A.B. to Sutherland
1917 November 11
Request a meeting with him.

Sutherland to A.B. Cundell
1917 November 12
Leaving for Elkins on Thursday. Will be unable to meet with him.

Cundell, A.H. to Sutherland
1918 January 14
Pending bill in Congress that would affect lumber business. Wants him to give it careful thought & use his influence to protect their interests.

Sutherland to A.H. Cundell
1918 January 16
Will give conscientious consideration to pending bill.

Cunningham, A.M. to Sutherland
1914 February 6
Is requesting $8.00 check past due for work completed by R.E. Knapp on the Stalnaker property.

Sutherland to A.M. Cunningham
1914 February 8
Secretary to Sutherland replies to letter. Informs him Sutherland away on government business. Will bring his attention to Knapp's request.

Cunningham, A.M. to Sutherland
1914 February 25
Thanks him for enclosing $8.00 check for Knapp. Does not see any hope of reconciliation between Republican & Progressive parties. Will not say any more about politics because he doesn't want to get mixed up again politically.

Sutherland, Secretary to A.M. Cunningham
1914 February 27
Forwarding his letter to Sutherland in Colorado.

Sutherland to A.M. Cunningham
1914 March 14
Is interested in his statement (letter February. 27th) regarding "gap" between two factions of Republican Party. Discusses his beliefs & thoughts on subject.

Cunningham, B. to Sutherland
1913 April 10
Discuss land proposition they had talked about prior to his leaving. Believes they can make a profit once they get started. Hopes he would keep him informed on actions taken in Washington.

Cunningham, B. to Sutherland
1913 April 21
Discusses land transaction they want to make.

Sutherland to B.Y. Cunningham
1913 April 23
Thinks it would be best to let Phares' heirs give more thought to the land transaction. Doubts if he can take on more load but would consider going in on deal if a third party can be found.

Sutherland to B.Y. Cunningham
1913 November 12
Encloses note, duly endorsed. Wants him to locate a good place for his pony to stay. Notice another one of his daughters had married.

Cunningham, B.Y. to Sutherland
1913 November 23
Kirk Weese agreed to keep pony if satisfactory with him. Expresses thanks for endorsing note.

Sutherland to B.Y. Cunningham
1913 November 26
Discusses arrangement made for his pony.

Cunningham, B.Y. to Sutherland
1914 March 9
Encloses note which to renew needs his signature. Pony needs grain - suggest writing to Weese regarding matter.

Cunningham, B.Y. to Sutherland
1916 July 18
Encloses note for his signature.

Cunningham, J.S. to Sutherland
1918 January 18
Opinion around Charleston is Sec. of War Baker too little for the job his retention will probably cost Democrats the next House. Thinks Garfield "will no doubt drop of his own weight after a while." Due to conflicting orders, valley people do not know if they should work with natural gas or not.

Sutherland to J.S. Cunningham
1918 January 19
Agrees with his conclusion made in recent letter. Thinks in short time, legislation will be enacted and, perhaps, some changes made regarding both men named.

Cunningham, R.T. to Sutherland
1918 January 17
Gratified to observe manner in which Comm. on Military Affairs conducted recent hearing. Expresses his & local mens' thoughts on the situation.

Sutherland to R.T. Cunningham
1918 January 24
Glad he had opportunity to observe work of Committee on Military Affairs. Due to opposition by the President, doubtful if a much needed comprehension plan of betterment of conditions can be worked out.

Cunningham, W.H. to Sutherland
1915 December 6
Received his letter & delayed replying until he could locate something which would meet specified requirement. Have several tracts in mind, will contact him further on same.

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1915 December 8
Will be glad to receive information on coal tracts.

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1915 December 10
Gives the specific type coal tracts his people are wanting to purchase. If available, wants to know royalty terms & conditions, & commission arrangements.

_________ to W.H. Cunningham
1915 December 15
Has persons willing to purchase coal outright - does he know of anything available?

Cunningham, W.H. to Sutherland
1915 December 17
Has two parties who may be able to supply you with coal properties. Will discuss the matter further in the future.

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1915 December 22
Hopes he can tie up something good, so that he can control it. Thinks they can dispose of it promptly if property & price are right.

Cunningham, W.H. to Sutherland
1915 December 28
Parties he had been negotiating with changed their minds regarding selling. Mr. Vinson will be in Washington & will get in truck with him to discuss matters. Has another land prospect.

W.H. Cunningham to Sutherland
1915 December 28
Taylor Vinson will see him tomorrow relative to coal proposition. [telegram]

Sutherland's Secretary to W.H. Cunningham
1915 December 29
Acknowledges his telegram. Sutherland in Elkins; was advised of Vinson's scheduled visit.

W.H. Cunningham to Sutherland
1916 January 14
Sends details of coal properties available for sale. Can be reached in Huntington if he has interested parties. [telegram]

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1916 January 15
Request more facts on coal properties. [telegram]

Cunningham, W.H. to Sutherland
1916 January 18
Sends data concerning coal land. [telegram]

Cunningham, W.H. to Sutherland
1916 January 19
Suggest price for coal properties which will enable Sutherland to receive 5% commission. Will provide further data if parties are serious.

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1916 January 22
Interested party request further data. Send details of property, equipment, & what properties consist of. [data follows]

Cunningham, W.H. to Sutherland
1916 January 25
Received the data and is now preparing a summary of leases. The two properties are geographically close in location. Discusses benefits of each site.

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1916 January 26
Received info. relative to coal properties. Hope to receive blueprints within few days.

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1916 January 29
Discusses data + blueprints regarding coal properties - questions several items in contents.

Cunningham, W.H. to Sutherland
1916 January 31
Replies to his questions concerning equipment quality, cost, royalties of coal properties.

Sutherland to W.H. Cunningham
1916 February 2
Received corrected data concerning coal properties. People he had in mind wanted to buy coal outright - they do not want to purchase the Logan Co. property.

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Sutherland to D.E. Cuppett
1910 April 5
Wants to get sentiments of some of leading people in his area in regard to his candidacy for congress. With support of adjoining counties & what support he already has thinks he can win.

Sutherland to D.E. Cuppett
1910 October 26
Encloses copy of a letter he wrote to E.M. Allen - hopes it will aid in his election.

Bias, B. Randolph to Sutherland
1917 October 13
Request his assistance on behalf of local young man named Curry who is being held in military prison.

[James A. Curry]
Sutherland to B. Randolph Bias
1917 October 15
Will take up James A. Curry's case & do what he can toward getting him released.

Sutherland to N.D. Baker
1917 October 15
Request any data in his office concerning soldier James A. Curry. Believes soldier should be given chance to make worthy man of himself. [James A. Curry]

Curry, James A. to Sutherland
1917 October 16
Request his aid in getting released from Georgia prison. Give details of his desertion.

Sutherland to James A. Curry
1917 October 19
Informs him on actions being taken in regards to his case.

Sutherland to B.R. Bias
1917 October 19
Encloses a letter received from Gen. McCain. Will keep him updated on Curry's case. Will do all he can to aid him. [Copy of Gen. McCain's letter follows]

[James A. Curry]
Sutherland to Commanding General, Southeastern Dept.
1917 November 27
Encloses letters relative to James Curry. Request he be lenient as possible should Curry be convicted.

Sutherland to B.R. Bias
1917 November 27
Relates latest developments in James A. Curry case. Encloses letters regarding same [copies of letters follow]

Sutherland to Major General Wm. P. Duvall
1917 December 7
Expresses thanks for letter regarding the case of James Curry. Feels Curry was kindly dealt with.

Sutherland to B.R. Bias
1917 December 7
Encloses copy of Gen. Duvall's letter regarding Curry. Regrets the military court did not show more leniency when imposing sentence.

[Coal Trade Journal]
C.R. Custer to Sutherland
1915 October 21
Request description of coal mine as advertised in Coal Trade Journal.

Sutherland to Chris Custer
1915 October 23
Will be glad to forward description of advertised land providing he is bona fide purchaser. Owners do not want land placed in hands of brokers.

Upshur Co. Republicans (Cutright, et al) to Sutherland ---- January 16
List of persons who endorse the stand taken by Republicans. Urges him to stand pat [telegram]

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[William M. Cutshall]
Worrell, Grover C. to Sutherland
1918 January 18
On behalf of soldier's mother, request his assistance in obtaining address of soldier Wm. M. Cutshall.

Sutherland to Grover Worrell
1918 January 9
War Dept. has address of a Wm. Cutshall. Sends address.

[Wm. M. Cutshall]
Worrell, Grover to Sutherland
1918 January 18
Expresses gratitude for obtaining soldier's address.

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